SNEAK PEEK – Crafting Forever (Day Four)

Today wraps up my four-day share-spree of blog posts with Crafting Forever, a new stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Annual Catalog.  I shared these projects in a presentation at Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage earlier this month – and I’m excited I get to share them with you, too!

If you missed the first two posts with this set, you can see them here:


Here’s a look at this final card that features images from Crafting Forever:

Crafting Forever, Jar of Love, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Layout.  The layout was drawn from the card and tag I shared yesterday – the image is positioned on the left (hanging off the edge), and the sentiment is on the right.  Still, the card is a completely different look from the card and tag I shared yesterday.  This card is 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ – a tall, thin card front.  So, this is the third project from the collection of six to use the same layout.  Fun, huh?Crafting Forever, Stampin' Up!, Popcorn Box Thinlits Dies, Brian King
  • Images from the Stamp Set.  There’s obviously not a pot of flowers in the Crafting Forever stamp set.  I used Jar of Love (inspired by this gorgeous card by my Australian friend Denita Wright) to build a beautiful collection of blue flowers – the rest of the card comes form the stamp set.  Can you find all of the images that are from the set?  Crafting Forever stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingThe pot is obviously pulled from the pot of brushes (I stamped with pot with White Craft ink and heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder).  That was easy!  The word “FOREVER” was isolated from “CRAFTING FOREVER…” and “friends” was isolated from “We are cut out to be friends.”  The combination of fonts is gorgeous!
  • Warm Colors.  I love the warm colors used in this card.  I started with a “clay” pot, so Cajun Craze made sense.  I paired that with variants of Dapper Denim (the flowers are all Dapper Denim, stamped in full ink or stamped off once).  A classic combination!  The little touch of green adds softness to the card.  If you like this combination of colors, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Dapper Denim, Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz

Stamp Sets:  Crafting Forever, Jar of Love  Papers:  Dapper Denim, Cajun Craze, Whisper White  Inks:  Dapper Denim, Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White Craft  Accessories:  Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Here’s a look at my display board with all six of my projects using this amazing set:

Crafting Forever Display Board, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Retiring List.  Stampin’ Up!’s retiring list was announced this past week – you can see all the items that will soon go away here:

IN WITH THE OLD & IN WITH THE NEW.  In conjunction with the Retiring List, I’m excited to share my very own promotion from now until the middle of May.  When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Hostess Code (TF2V6MNU), I’ll happily send you:

  • A printed copy of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog (I send them to all of my current customers) AND
  • A Free Product from the Upcoming Annual Catalog.  I’ll send you an incredible, new accessory from the upcoming catalog when it’s released in June.  While I can’t yet tell you what it is, I’ll tell you it’s valued at $5, and you’ll love it!

If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Hostess Code (TF2V6MNU).



  1. Each card for this stamp set has been a WOW! I love how you combined this one with the flowers!

  2. Jennifer Spiller

    Love love love!!! So glad you got to share your amazing talent at OnStage!!!

  3. This card is just darling! I admire how easily you are able to combine pieces of different stamp sets to end up looking as though they were made to be together. I would love to see a video of you as a presenter. Fabulous job Brian and thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Well Brian, you certainly have been wetting my appetite for this fabulous stamp set, all of the cards are amazing and now, you showed another way to use the brush set container, just beautiful.
    Thank you, it’s going to be so hard to wait till the new catty arrives.

  5. What a great showcase of projects using this new SU! stamp set! I love them all, and can’t wait to get my hands on the set!

  6. Your creativity knows no bounds! Great card! I love the color combo as well. Look forward to ordering this set, even more so after seeing what you have done with it.

  7. Cute idea you had there ! I know you left them all inspired with your craftiness and creative ideas !! Each card is totally a BRIAN CARD !!

  8. You have made this set a necessity!!! Great card ideas and colors!

  9. Wow! You are a clever man!

  10. Oh Brian I do love those bright colors , where can I save them on ? Love all your combos
    Always make me happy , please let me know
    Thank you my lovely friend
    Your the best ♥️♥️♥️

    • Hey, Frenchie! Some people copy them into a file and print them, some people jot them in a notebook. Others link the picture to their Pinterest page for future reference. <3

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